Long story kinda short, this is my third attempt at using CD. Before Li was born we received a bunch of used CD of varying brands some with cool Velcro and other regular ones and 5 really thread bare
and very stained
Mother-ease diapers with snap in liners. Oh what I wouldn't give to have these new!
I was grossed out by how stained the mother-ease ones were, so needless to say we bleached them all. We did all these extra rinses and rewashed them after that. Well when he was a newborn, we first tried our CD, and he broke out into a rash. we switched to sposies (until things settled). Diapers stayed in the changing area. A few months later I tried it again only every time I put cloth on his butt instead of a sposie he screamed and screamed. I took that to mean he didn't like them. I was heartbroken, My son hated cloth. So the CD went to the garage and stayed there collecting dust till this weekend. Here is where we get to the good stuff.
I am so glad that my attempt to get rid of them failed and they were still in there after I learned about EC. I have been doing part time EC for a few months now 4 maybe 5? I am not really sure, but it is hard to see the signs with disposables. So I decided to try again (third time's a charm right?)
I learned about stripping them with Dawn and did that with my front loader HE washing machine. In between loads I stitched away at his new leg warmers. I was gonna be ready. I had him in cloth by Saturday night. I was so happy.
He was lookin so cute in his new leggies too.
This morning I put one of the mother-ease ones on him with the liner and all. He looked so cozy! (funny how 11 months into this whole mom thing my perception of stains is completely different). Well we pulled it off to EC and it was dry, but smelled of bleach. I don't want to fail at this again. I would hate for him to have another reaction. I don't have very many diapers, so as tattered as they are, I cant afford to just throw them out. How do I get the bleach out for good. Did the stripping not work, because I only had Dawn original ultra so I only used like a teaspoon of it. We bought Tide regular to use for normal wash cycle, because we are not able to get the all natural alternatives right now. What else can we do. I really want to avoid going back to Disposables
The other ones don't seem to smell as bad of bleach. Oh ya on a side note: I have some Eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils on a tissue in the lid of my diaper pail. The scent is very strong but the diapers are not actually touching any oil directly. This should be fine right?
Jeez soemtimes my posts get really long.
thanks for reading. Any help at all would be wonderfull